Israfel: An Analysis
"Israfel" is a mesmerizing poem, the beginning of which was first set down by Poe during his days at West Point College.(Allen 233) The poem itself is a direct contrast to Poe's usual poetry, which usually deal with death and dark thoughts or other melancholy, Gothic ideas. Poe's idea of the death of beautiful woman being the most poetical of all topics is here, nowhere to be found. This proves that Poe,
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a man that has been referred to as the "Father of the American Horror Story." It ,indeed, offers many aspects of the character of Edgar Allan Poe: his unbridled passion, his creativity and his dislike of the Transcendentalist movement as a whole.
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Poe, Edgar A. "Israfel." The Norton Anthology of American Literature. W.W. Norton
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